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How much camber on a K2 188 Sidestash?

post #1 of 6
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I just picked last years 2011-12 188 cm K2 SideStash after reading good things about it on this and other forums. I'm 6'6" 230 lbs aggressive skier and my first purchased rocker (rented in past) for skiing out west in Alta/Snowbird UT powder.

 

Question there does not seem to be much camber on this ski looks almost flat when you lay them against each other. From K2's description only the rocker and tail make contact with the snow that doesn't seem possible in a ski with no camber. Do I have a defective pair or am I just not familiar with this ski? see pictures here: http://www.redseatphoto.com/Galleries/Client/Sidestash/index.html

 

Thanks,

Mike

post #2 of 6

That looks normal. The ski will be flat against the snow underfoot on all skis, even cross country skis that are rediculously stiff and have huge camber still contact the snow underfoot.

 

To see what the ski will look like when you are skiing on hard packed snow press the centers together (decamber them) and see how much tip and tail splay there is. On snow even more than this "dry" contact length will be in contact since the ski sinks into the snow depending on how soft the snow is - hard snow = less contact, soft snow = more contact; and in general (but not always) more edge angle = more contact length, less edge angle = less contact length.

 

Read this:

 

http://www.blistergearreview.com/articles/rocker-101

post #3 of 6

There is nothing wrong with those skis. 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info makes sense they skied great last week out at Snowbird and Alta love them made the right choice.

 

post #5 of 6

agree they look fine.  Don't know if you got to ski them on firm but they hold an edge very well.  

post #6 of 6
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Yes I did Old Goat first 2 days were hard and fast, they held an end well I like longer GS turns anyway but I got on them hard to see how quick they would turn and almost jumped out from underneath me!

 

Mounted last years Marker Jester 16.0 Schizo Ski Bindings and with them mounted forward 1 cm even work faster in the bumps

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